Raila in the UK Raila makes worrying confession about deal with Uhuru

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Nasa Leader Raila Odinga. He has stated the deal made President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing opposition from unnamed politicians play Nasa Leader Raila Odinga. He has stated the deal made President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing opposition from unnamed politicians (Courtesy)

NASA Leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday confessed that the handshake deal made with President Uhuru Kenyatta was under threat from what he described as selfish politicians.

Odinga made the rare confession while speaking at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he gave a speech on the unity process that he has championed alongside President Kenyatta.

play Nasa Leader Raila Odinga giving a speech at the University of Cambridge.Odinga has stated the deal made President Uhuru Kenyatta is facing opposition from unnamed politicians (Courtesy)

 

The former Prime Minister stated that many of the perpetrators of historical injustices have now ganged up to attack his deal with President Kenyatta.

Odinga was, however, optimistic that the unity deal would materialise and serve as a good example for other African countries that have struggled with divisive politics.

It is our hope that the handshake could inspire other African nations struggling with problems similar to those of Kenya.”

play President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa Leader Raila Odinga shaking hands. The two leaders tat their deal is facing opposition from unnamed politicians (PSCU)

 

"There will be opposition and resistance because the issues we want to tackle go to the core of how Kenya has been run over the past five decades,” he stated.

President Kenyatta has also in the recent accused some unnamed persons of undermining the unity deal.

Speaking at the funeral of multi-party champion Kenneth Matiba, the President asked anyone with issues regarding the handshake to address it directly with him (Kenyatta) or with Odinga.

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